During our first visit to The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, they let us know about a support group for families of children with Hand Differences called Hands Down. They provide learning materials, meetings, a summer picnic and 3 camps for the kids. We are just getting involved, but so far we’ve been very excited about meeting other families and seeing how others have dealt with some of the problems we will be facing.
Tonight, we had a fundraiser set with Baja Fresh. We passed out fliers to everyone we know and asked them to come by a Baja Fresh and order a meal and show the flier. For everyone that did that, Baja Fresh would donate 15% of the purchase to Hands Down. The Hands Down group had this going on at every Texas location. Our turn out wasn’t huge, but it wasn’t small either. I think the kids will be getting a decent sized donation from the Forest Lane store in Dallas. Maggie just got an email from the President of Hands Down who was at the Round Rock location and she said it was packed. That’s awesome!
I wanted to take a second and thank everyone who came out. The support is certainly appreciated. It will allow the group to continue to provide support, information and materials for all of us.
Here are a couple of shots from the night:
This is Olivia and Tyler. Both very sweet. Tyler was very excited to be there.
And this is Brenden and our friend Kelli. Brenden had a great time and was held by many people. In fact, at times I thought I wasn’t going to get my son back.
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